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Fighting flares in Lebanese city over Syria loyalties

By: Oliver Holmes TRIPOLI, Lebanon – Four people were killed and 15 wounded in overnight gun battles in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in a second night of fighting between Sunni and Alawite gunmen loyal to different sides in the … Continue reading

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Lebanon launches major security operation to contain new outburst of Syria-linked violence

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanese troops launched a major security operation on Monday to open all roads and force gunmen off the streets, trying to contain an outburst of violence set off by the assassination of a top intelligence official who … Continue reading

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Syria denounced at Beirut funeral rally for slain official

Thousands of people mourned an assassinated senior intelligence officer at his funeral on Sunday, accusing Syria of involvement in the killing and calling for Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati to quit. Heavily armed troops and police stood guard as people … Continue reading

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Syrian jets hit Lebanese territory near border

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Missiles fired by Syrian warplanes hit Lebanese territory Monday in one of the most serious cross-border violations since Syria’s crisis began 18 months ago, security officials in Beirut and Lebanese state media said. The officials, speaking on … Continue reading

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Syrian Civil War Shakes Damascus-Beirut Ties

By: Zeina Karam The Syrian civil war has spilled over into Lebanon, bringing with it sectarian street clashes, mob violence and general government paralysis in Beirut. But it was the dramatic arrest earlier this month of a former Lebanese government … Continue reading

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Anti-Syrian politician said targeted in Beirut

BEIRUT — Colleagues of an anti-Syrian politician in Beirut said he was the target of a failed assassination attempt Thursday, after police found detonators in a Beirut building where he has an office. Tensions in Lebanon linked to the conflict … Continue reading

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Fierce clashes as Syrian forces assault rebel bastion, activists claim

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Regime forces launched a fierce assault on the rebel bastion of Rastan in central Syria on Wednesday, raining shells on the town before launching a ground attack, a monitoring group and activists said. There was no immediate … Continue reading

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Gunbattle in Beirut erupts amid mounting fears of Syria spillover

A gunbattle has erupted in Beirut as fears mounted that the conflict in neighboring Syria is bleeding across the border. Two people were killed and at least 18 others were wounded in the clashes that erupted late Sunday and continued … Continue reading

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Beirut clashes kill two after killing of anti-Assad cleric

By: Nazih Saddiq ALBIREH, Lebanon – Hundreds of Islamist gunmen fired in the air on Monday as they laid to rest a Sunni Muslim cleric whose killing ignited street battles that brought the bloodshed of Syria’s uprising across the border … Continue reading

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Syria fears spark Beirut clashes

Street battles between pro and anti-Syrian groups in the Lebanese capital killed two people overnight and wounded 15 as the spiralling conflict in neighbouring Syria spilled across the border. Some Beirut residents kept their children home from school following the … Continue reading

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